February 18th, 2018 | by Sponsored Content
Have you ever wondered why so many of the items we use on a daily basis are switching away from fossil fuel power to electricity? What can you do to make a difference in our planet’s health through the electrification of nearly everything in your life? Here are just a few options available to you
February 8th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson
Solar panels do produce electricity in cloudy weather. They don't produce as much electricity as they do on sunny days, but they have been shown to produce 25% of what they produce on a sunny day, or 10% when it's very cloudy.
January 14th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
We had an article last week about the threat to the Florida real estate market that is coming our way from continued heating of the globe, rising sea levels, increased flooding, and stronger storms slamming the coast. Some comments under the article highlighted that such threats persist along vast US coastlines as well as coastlines across the world — it's not just Florida. The fact of the matter is, humans have long settled close to seas, rivers, oceans, gulfs, and bays — and many of the world's most populated and economically vital cities and regions will be physically harmed to one degree or another by the effects of climate change.
One commenter highlighted this threat for a rather rich country he's a resident of, but noted, "I think we will cope but it will sure as hell be costly."
December 4th, 2017 | by James Ayre
Last week, we published an article recounting a journalist's demo drive of GM's (Cruise Automation's) self-driving vehicle tech. The drive was conducted in San Francisco and the most humorous bit seemed to be that a double-parked taco truck managed to stump the unit — for a minute or so, after which the backup driver took over instead of waiting around for a move from the self-driving tech
November 30th, 2017 | by James Ayre
GM's self-driving car development unit, Cruise Automation, gave a number of media figures rides through the crowded downtown San Francisco metropolitan area on Tuesday, giving us a chance to check in on the state of the company's tech.
So, how did the GM/Cruise self-driving car do on its first media demonstration (non-employees riding in the car)
October 14th, 2017 | by James Ayre
Those living in the US who want to know how bad it can get as far as air pollution goes, or for that matter what it's like to live in the cities of Northern China, may want to pay attention to what's happening in the San Francisco Bay Area
October 5th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart
The Local Clean Energy Alliance is the California's Bay Area's membership-based organization working at the local, state, and national level to promote a clean energy future through the development and democratization of local renewable energy resources. The organization is putting on an event next month you won't want to miss — the Clean Power, Healthy Communities Gathering
September 30th, 2017 | by Lisa Ann Pinkerton
We’ve partnered with Technica Communications* for a monthly roundup of some of the coolest cleantech press releases in a series we are calling Cleantech in Action. Some of the highlights this month include new lights for AT&T park in San Francisco, all-electric busses for a California school district, hyper-local veggies for an Iowa grocery store, Amazon's newest solar roof, and a 1.8 MW solar ground mount built to power a museum in Massachusetts
September 29th, 2017 | by James Ayre
The California Energy Commission has awarded $1.5 million in new funding to Envoy Technologies to develop and run of a shared mobility program utilizing electric vehicles that's meant to benefit some of Sacramento's and the California Bay Area's disadvantaged communities
September 8th, 2017 | by James Ayre
Lyft will soon begin offering users in San Francisco the option to hail a "self-driving" vehicle for their trip, according to a recent statement from the company
August 29th, 2017 | by Sponsored Content
Moving the EV conversation forward! Discover how the latest infrastructure investments will drive Electric Vehicle adoption at the EVs & the Grid Summit, October 17-19, San Francisco, California
July 3rd, 2017 | by John Farrell
Two key moves this year will propel San Francisco’s toward an all-renewable electricity mix by 2030, potentially making the city -- the 13th largest in the nation -- a model for others eyeing a similar transition
June 22nd, 2017 | by James Ayre
The Maven Gig carsharing service, aimed at those working in the freelance "gig" economy as delivery drivers or on-demand taxi service drivers, has now launched in San Francisco, California
June 7th, 2017 | by Andrea Bertoli
Our friends at Triple Pundit shared a cool event coming up that I thought many of our readers would enjoy. "Shape Up your Sustainability Strategy and Storytelling" is an intimate, one-day gathering of thought leaders and sustainability practitioners focused on exploring how leading businesses are closing the gap between sustainability and effective communication
May 10th, 2017 | by Sponsored Content
InterSolar North America exhibition and conference will be held July 11 - July 13, 2017, in San Francisco, California, and will be the most-attended solar-plus-storage event in the United States. This is the 10th anniversary of this event!
May 4th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
A proposed new budget deal in Congress would preserve funding to electrify rail lines between San Jose and San Francisco. That corridor is one of the busiest in the nation as it serves the tech community on the San Francisco peninsular known as Silicon Valley. Bringing electrification to the rail transport system would have a significant effect on carbon emissions in the region and reduce the area's well known traffic congestion
April 19th, 2017 | by Andrea Bertoli
I will be biking to work on May 11 for the Bay Area Bike to Work day... will you?
April 12th, 2017 | by Andrea Bertoli
As you might imagine, those of us behind Important Media, CleanTechnica's parent company, spend most of our time online. But over the past year, we've branched out into a few events to help bring the sustainability conversation to cities around the globe
March 26th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor
Find out what these five cities are doing to fight the climate crisis and improve the lives of their citizens.
March 12th, 2017 | by Roy L Hales
Compared to the 10 million miles that the city's vehicles travel every day, Scoot's penetration into the San Francisco market is still relatively small. The 800 vehicles in its shared light electric vehicle (LEV) fleet have covered 2 million miles since 2012. Scoot CEO Michael Keating admitted in an email sent my way that, even combining their statistics with those of Zipcar, Bay Area Bikeshare, and Uber, you would probably not reach 5% of the total volume. But the market is growing fast
February 7th, 2017 | by James Ayre
Kiosk-free bikesharing services have been a thing outside of the US (in China, in particular) for a while now, but they have yet to make any headway here for some reason. A new startup known as Spin is apparently aiming to address this, with the launch of a new bikesharing concept along the lines of the Chinese ones in San Francisco
February 5th, 2017 | by James Ayre
The recently unveiled Lucid Motors "Air" is a beautiful car (beautiful as far as cars go, anyways), but we've yet to see much of it in the wild (outside of promos and car shows), leaving those with a potential interest perhaps a bit hungry for more media
January 30th, 2017 | by Robyn Purchia
I’ve challenged myself to reduce the amount I throw away. Can I get my home to zero waste in